MCM #35 – Quilts for Kids

Happy Labor Day! If you have today off, I hope you are doing something fantastically fun!!

Main Crush Monday

On Friday I was privileged to meet with a talented group of ladies who make donation quilts. They call their group Quilts for Kids, and let me tell you these women are amazing! The number of quilts they make for children is astounding.

Quilts for Kids has teamed up with our local Try Again Homes to provide a quilt for every child who comes into the foster care system. Through community baby showers, they also provide baby quilts to new and expectant mothers in seven different counties in West Virginia.

The group meets once a month to show, count and bundle the quilts they have made, discuss the needs of the groups they work with, and take home motivation for the next month. I was so impressed and inspired.

Counting myself, there were 10 women who attended. There were about 30 completed quilts, 20 quilt tops, and another 25 crocheted blankets. I was in awe of all the work these women managed to do in one month. What is really cool is that a person can do any part of the quilting process they want. One lady does all the bindings on the quilts, a couple women who own longarms do the quilting, others piece quilt tops, etc. So, if there is something you don’t like to do someone else in the group loves to and more quilts are finished that way.

Try Again Homes has requested 150 Christmas stockings for the kids, so guess what I’ll be making over the next few weeks? I also brought home a huge bag of scraps to sort and cut, and four tops to quilt. I am really excited to participate in this group and feel blessed to be able to help the children in some small way.

This group and all of their great work is my crush for this Main Crush Monday. What’s yours? I would love to see what projects you are working on and what has you excited to be in your sewing space this week. You can link up below – here’s how:

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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5 Responses to MCM #35 – Quilts for Kids

  1. melissa says:

    What a Great idea!!! What a great insperation

  2. lapaylor says:

    foster kids are my heartache. I used to be a social worker in foster care. My local American Sewing Guild chapter is now doing bags for each child because they never come with luggage. They often have to leave with their items in a garbage bag which makes one feel like, well, you know. LeeAnna

  3. Such a great way to use your skills for others. I think the little ones appreciate their quilts so much.

  4. Jasmine says:

    Sounds like a great group to be a part of. I would love something like that.

  5. Wow, what a generous and amazing group to be a part of!

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